This month we are highlighting three students, sisters Sophie (11), Athena (6), and Arete (3), all of whom take Parkour with Coach Joe.
What is your favorite part about parkour?
Sophie: I think it’s when we’re able to make our own courses, and Coach Joe makes them really hard, but it’s fun.
Athena: My favorite part is learning.
Why did you decide to start parkour?
Athena: Because I wanted to exercise more.
How has it been for you to start parkour this year?
Sophie: I started in the second level of parkour and it was pretty fun. At first it was really hard, but then it gradually got easier and I got better.
How does it feel to do a sport that both of your sisters also do?
Sophie: It’s fun because everybody understands what you’re talking about.
Athena: It’s really fun because I like to watch them do it.
Arete: It feels a little bit scary, but I do it anyway.
Coach Joe: “I can’t begin to express how grateful I am for the opportunity to be a part these three girls’ lives. I am also humbled and thankful to the parents of Sophie, Athena, and Arete for trusting me to be a part of their daughters’ education and growing process. Working with three sisters at the same time at different ages and levels of development has not only brought me joy, but continues to teach me so much about myself personally as a teacher and how I present the material overall. I must also thank Discovery Programs because only in a caring and family-oriented program like this would the opportunity even be possible.”